Health Alert – Latvia Publishes New Restrictions to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 in English

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (March 30, 2020)

Location: Latvia

Event: Latvia Publishes New Restrictions to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 in English.

On March 29, 2020, the Government of Latvia announced stricter social distancing measures in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The new measures can now be found in English on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers at

The U.S. Embassy reiterates the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory, stating “U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

U.S. Embassy Riga has no evacuation or chartered flights scheduled at this time.

There are currently no commercial passenger flights scheduled out of Riga Airport.

There are limited flights out of Tallinn and Vilnius Airports.  U.S. citizens can cross the Latvian land borders with Estonia and Lithuania to fly out.  In order to cross the borders, U.S. citizens must be able to prove that they have tickets to fly out of Tallinn or Vilnius airports.   If you are planning on crossing either border to depart, please email us at

U.S. citizens transiting through Frankfurt or Amsterdam will not be allowed to leave the airport while transiting.  They must stay at the airport between flights.

Check the following sites to see the most up-to-date flight departure information:

From Riga:      

The Latvian Ministry of Transportation
The Riga Airport Departures Page
The AirBaltic Travel Updates Page

From Tallinn: 

U.S. Embassy in Tallinn COVID-19 Information Page
The Tallinn Airport Departures Page
Lufthansa – Current Flight information

From Vilnius: 

U.S. Embassy in Lithuania COVID-19 Information Page
Vilnius Airport Departures Page 

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